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Colors and Markings of US Navy Tomcats Part VII

Furball Aero-Design/Detail & Scale 1/48 Colors and Markings of US Navy Tomcats Part VII Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review February 2019 Manufacturer Furball Aero-Design/Detail & Scale
Subject Colors and Markings of US Navy Tomcats Part VII Scale 1/48
Set Number 48015 Pros Seven distinctive options for the Tamiya kits
Cons None noted Skill Level Novice
MSRP (USD) $19.99

First Look

Furball Aero-Design continues its collaboration with Detail & Scale and this release covers a cross-section of F-14A Tomcats that were painted in variations of the Ferris/'Heater' Heatley camouflage scheme.

Colors and Markings of US Navy Tomcats Part VIIColors and Markings of US Navy Tomcats Part VII

The subjects in this set include:

  • F-14A, 158979, VF-1, NK/100, USS Enterprise, 1977, CAG aircraft
  • F-14A, 158985, VF-2, NK/200, USS Enterprise, 1977, CAG aircraft
  • F-14A, 159825, VF-124, NJ/423, NAS Miramar, 1978
  • F-14A, 159828, VX-4, XF/42, NAS Point Mugu, 1978
  • F-14A, 159828, PMTC, -/201, NAS Point Mugu, 1978, Skipper's aircraft
  • F-14A, 161135, VF-101, AD/102, NAS Oceana, 1982
  • F-14A, 158979. VF-1, NE/111, USS Kittyhawk, 1983

In addition to the extensive marking options in this set, there are sufficient national markings and airframe stencils for several kits. The sheets are printed by Cartograf and the printing is very well done. What's more, none of these decals require the modeler to stack multiple layers of markings atop one another to recreate artwork. This trend by some other decal companies of producing multiple-layer decals is unfortunate as it puts the burden on you to do the work of what should have been done by the decal maker.

My sincere thanks to Furball Aero-Design for this review sample!